Suspect Arrested in Drug-Related Homicide in District Heights

Prince George’s County police arrested a suspect in what they believe was a drug-related homicide in District Heights, Md., over the weekend.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 7100 block of Marbury Court about 9:35 p.m. Saturday. The victim, 32-year-old Lyndell Lorenzo Sowells, described the gunman and told police which direction he ran, police said.

Sowells died a short time later at a local hospital.

Officers broadcast the description, and a man matching was soon seen running along a fence behind homes and the area, police said. An officer stopped and arrested the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Omar Smith.

Smith confessed to shooting Sowells, police said. He is charged with first-degree murder.

The suspect and victim lived about a block away from each other in the area of the shooting, police said.

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